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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond

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English

Pages

528

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<p><strong>"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates</strong></p><br />In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, <em>New York Review of Books</em>) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, <em>Guns, Germs, and Steel</em> chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.
The Farmer's Son: Calving Season on a Family Farm
by John Connell

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<DIV><B>For fans of James Herriot, a poignant memoir—and #1 Irish bestseller—about a wayward son’s return home to his family’s farm, and how he found a new beginning in an age-old world</B><BR /><BR /> Farming has been in John Connell's family for generations, but he never intended to follow in his father's footsteps. Until, one winter, after more than a decade away, he finds himself back on the farm.<BR /><BR /> Connell records the hypnotic rhythm of the farming day—cleaning the barns, caring for the herd, tending to sickly lambs, helping the cows give birth. Alongside the routine events, there are the unforeseen moments when things go wrong: when a calf fails to thrive, when a sheep goes missing, when illness breaks out, when an argument between father and son erupts and things are said that cannot be unsaid.<BR /><BR /><I>The Farmer’s Son</I> is the story of a calving season, and the story of a man who emerges from depression to find hope in the place he least expected to find it. It is the story of Connell's life as a farmer, and of his relationship with the community of County Longford, with his faith, with the animals he tends, and, above all, with his father.</DIV>
The Oysters of Locmariaquer
by Eleanor Clark

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English

Pages

203

Publication Date

February 04, 2014

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<p><strong>Winner of the National Book Award</strong></p><p>“[Clark’s] fantastic blending of science and art, history and journalism, brings the appetite back for life and literature both.”  — <em>Los Angeles Times Book Review</em></p><p>On the northwest coast of France, just around the corner from the English Channel, is the little town of Locmariaquer (pronounced "loc-maria-care"). The inhabitants of this town have a special relationship to the world, for it is their efforts that maintain the supply of the famous Belon oysters, called <em>les plates</em> ("the flat ones"). A vivid account of the cultivation of Belon oysters and an excursion into the myths, legends, and rich, vibrant history of Brittany and its extraordinary people, <em>The Oysters of Locmariaquer</em> is also an unforgettable journey to the heart of a fascinating culture and the enthralling, accumulating drama of a unique devotion.</p>
Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Hu...
by Eric Topol

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English

Pages

341

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<div><b>One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care </b></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In <i>Deep Medicine</i>, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, <i>Deep Medicine</i> shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.</div>
The Big Book of Kombucha: Brewing, Flavoring, and Enjoying the He...
by , Alex LaGory

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

March 17, 2016

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<DIV><B>2016 Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner </B><BR /><BR /> Brew your own kombucha at home! With more than 400 recipes, including 268 unique flavor combinations, you can get exactly the taste you want — for a fraction of the store-bought price. This complete guide, from the proprietors of Kombucha Kamp, shows you how to do it from start to finish, with illustrated step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting tips. The book also includes information on the many health benefits of kombucha, fascinating details of the drink’s history, and recipes for delicious foods and drinks you can make with kombucha (including some irresistible cocktails!).<BR /><BR /> “This is the one go-to resource for all things kombucha.”<BR /> — Andrew Zimmern, James Beard Award–winning author and host of Travel Channel’s <I>Bizarre Foods </I></DIV>
Laboratory Manual for Microbiology Fundamentals: A Clinical Appro...
by Steven Obenauf

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

January 30, 2018

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This laboratory manual for allied health or general microbiology has been written with the student in mind. The authors have used their years of teaching microbiology and microbiology laboratory at all levels to identify and relate the fundamental concepts that are important to the understanding of the science and students’ success in their future field. They have included case studies to exemplify the relevance of the science and extensive visual imagery to help students understand and learn the content. Most importantly the authors hope this manual will help students experience the thrill of bench science and share some of the enthusiasm they have for microbiology a field of science that is dynamic exciting and touches every aspect of your life.
The Way We Eat Now: How the Food Revolution Has Transformed Our L...
by Bee Wilson

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English

Pages

347

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<div><b>An award-winning food writer takes us on a global tour of what the world eats--and shows us how we can change it for the better</b></div><div><div><br /></div><div>Food is one of life's great joys. So why has eating become such a source of anxiety and confusion?</div><div><br /></div><div>Bee Wilson shows that in two generations the world has undergone a massive shift from traditional, limited diets to more globalized ways of eating, from bubble tea to quinoa, from Soylent to meal kits. </div><div><br /></div><div>Paradoxically, our diets are getting healthier and less healthy at the same time. For some, there has never been a happier food era than today: a time of unusual herbs, farmers' markets, and internet recipe swaps. Yet modern food also kills--diabetes and heart disease are on the rise everywhere on earth.</div><div><br /></div><div>This is a book about the good, the terrible, and the avocado toast. A riveting exploration of the hidden forces behind what we eat, <i>The Way We Eat Now </i>explains how this food revolution has transformed our bodies, our social lives, and the world we live in.</div></div>
Fermentation Made Easy! Mouthwatering Sauerkraut: Master an Ancie...
by Holly Howe

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English

Pages

159

Publication Date

December 03, 2018

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<h2>Want to learn how to make sauerkraut you’ll actually enjoy eating… <em>and</em> will know is safe to eat?</h2><strong><p>Do you want to improve your digestive health?</strong></p><p><strong>Has your confidence plummeted from previous fermentation attempts that were noxious-smelling or had strange things growing on them?</strong></p><p><strong>Are you are striving to raise the bar on your current sauerkraut-making process?</strong></p><p><em>Mouthwatering Sauerkraut</em> offers expert advice that takes the guesswork out of fermentation. In this book you will discover:</p><ul><li><strong>A proven step-by-step process for fermenting sauerkraut in a jar, with clear and detailed photo-rich instructions.</strong></li><li>The best salt for fermentation and how much to use.</li><li><strong>Tips to keep your ferment safe from mold and harmful bacteria. </strong></li><li>How to evaluate any batch of sauerkraut with a comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide.</li><li><strong>Easy ways to fine-tune the saltiness, crunch, and tang of any batch.</strong></li></ul><p>Whether you are 7 or 77, klutzy with a knife or a gourmet chef, you can learn to make sauerkraut.</p><h2>Why a whole book devoted to sauerkraut?</h2><p>Because learning to make sauerkraut is an inexpensive way to learn how to ferment.</p><ul><li><strong>You will master an ancient art of preservation.</strong></li><li>You won’t need to slave over a hot stove.</li><li><strong>You won’t have to buy an expensive ceramic fermentation crock.</strong></li><li>Enjoying your sauerkraut will be as simple as opening the jar and grabbing a fork.</li><li><strong>Your taste buds will delight in the rich and complex flavors of sauerkraut.</strong></li></ul><p>Holly Howe has been fermenting her own sauerkraut for close to 20 years. She runs the popular blog MakeSauerkraut!, where she has helped over 59,000 people just like you master fermentation, using just cabbage and salt. No vinegar. No starters.</p><p>Rich in gut-healing probiotics and satisfying to eat, naturally fermented sauerkraut is just the food to keep handy in your refrigerator for effortlessly adding depth of flavor to any meal.</p><h2>Scroll to the top, click the BUY NOW button, and in no time be fermenting sauerkraut you and your family will love.</h2>
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
by J. Kenji López-Alt

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English

Pages

962

Publication Date

September 21, 2015

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<p><strong>A <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller<br /><br />Winner of the James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award<br /><br /><br /><br />"The one book you must have, no matter what you’re planning to cook or where your skill level falls."—<em>New York Times Book Review</em></strong></p><br /><p>Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tastier? How to roast a succulent, moist turkey (forget about brining!)—and use a foolproof method that works every time?</p><br /><p>As Serious Eats's culinary nerd-in-residence, J. Kenji López-Alt has pondered all these questions and more. In <em>The Food Lab</em>, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don’t work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new—but simple—techniques. In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-color images, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and much more.</p>
How To Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every...
by John J. Palmer

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English

Pages

606

Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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<span><span>Fully revised and expanded, How to Brew is the definitive guide to making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you’re a seasoned homebrewer working with all-grain batches, this book has something for you. Palmer adeptly covers the full range of brewing possibilities—accurately, clearly and simply. From ingredients and methods to recipes and equipment, this book is loaded with valuable information for any stage brewer.</span></span>

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